Ryan H. Torchia

Residence: Toronto, Canada

Ryan H. Torchia is a byproduct of the San Francisco Bay Area, though he immigrated to Canada in 2003 and now lives in Toronto. Between composing the occasional short-film score and performing with an avant-garde/noise ensemble, he managed to earn a BA and MA in Electro-Acoustic Music from San Jose State University in 1993 and 1998 respectively. His music and research has been presented throughout North America, Asia and Europe. He is currently one dissertation shy of a Ph.D. in Composition from the University of Buffalo, where he is studying with Cort Lippe.

Date: March 9, 2004